Ep. #90-The Hunger Games

SUMMER BLOCKBUSTER!?! is devoting the month of August to Young Adult adaptations, and we’re kicking things off by tackling one of the biggest: 2012’s THE HUNGER GAMES, directed by Gary Ross and based on the novel by Suzanne Collins. In a dystopian future where the wealthy and powerful rule the working class through violence and intimidation (oh, wait…), underdog heroine Jennifer Lawrence will participate in the annual titular event, where tweens and teenagers are forced to fight to the death. Will our dead-eyed protagonist make it to the end? Or will she get distracted by a love triangle that forces her to choose between a little boy who decorates cakes and Liam Hemsworth? Meanwhile, a supporting cast of veteran actors auditions for RuPaul’s Drag Race, while viewers everywhere wonder why they’re not just watching CATCHING FIRE again.